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Beach Party: Rock 'n' Roll Beach Hits

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Bellevue's extensive Beach Party series, like its other multi-volume series, is littered with poor studio re-recordings and inferior live versions. While the label notes on the back of each disc which tracks are live, it does no such thing with the re-recordings, making each volume impossible to recommend -- whether it sells for a basement-bottom price or not. Even though each disc has a theme, the selections are often arbitrary. Among the selections on this particular volume: Bill Haley & His Comets' "Rock Around the Clock," Gene Vincent's "Be Bop a Lula," Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers' "Why Do Fools Fall in Love," Dion & the Belmonts' "Runaround Sue," and Eddie Cochran's "Summertime Blues."

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